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New era for Thailand as Crown Prince Maha becomes King

Fifty days after his father’s death and at the invitation of parliament, the Crown Prince of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, was officially proclaimed the country’s king on…

Fifty days after his father’s death and at the invitation of parliament, the Crown Prince of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, was officially proclaimed the country’s king on…

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Concerns over succession after death of Thai king

As Thailand continues to mourn the loss of their much loved King Bhumibol concerns have been raised over the royal succession.

As Thailand continues to mourn the loss of their much loved King Bhumibol concerns have been raised over the royal succession.

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King Bhumibol: Mourning continues for Thai monarch

As Thailand begins the first day without a king for 70 years, citizens gather to pay their respects to their "beacon of stability".

As Thailand begins the first day without a king for 70 years, citizens gather to pay their respects to their "beacon of stability".

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'Yes' or 'No': Thailand votes on junta-backed constitution

Two years after the military seized power in Thailand, voters were being asked on Sunday to approve a new constitution which critics say could extend the army’s influence well into the…

Two years after the military seized power in Thailand, voters were being asked on Sunday to approve a new constitution which critics say could extend the army’s influence well into the…

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Thailand points the finger at the redshirt opposition

Thailand’s prime minister appears convinced he knows who is behind the Monday bombing in Bangkok. “There are individuals or groups who seek to

Thailand’s prime minister appears convinced he knows who is behind the Monday bombing in Bangkok. “There are individuals or groups who seek to

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Shinawatra trial opens in Bangkok

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra entered the supreme court on Tuesday as she began her trial on what her supporters say are

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra entered the supreme court on Tuesday as she began her trial on what her supporters say are

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Former Thai PM faces ten years in prison over negligence charges

Thailand’s deposed prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, faces a possible ten years in prison if she is found guilty of fraud charges brought by the

Thailand’s deposed prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, faces a possible ten years in prison if she is found guilty of fraud charges brought by the

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Thailand: Army urges respect for Yingluck Shinawatra impeachment

There are fears of more political unrest after former former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is banned from office and prosecuted over a controversial rice subsidy scheme brought in during her time

There are fears of more political unrest after former former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is banned from office and prosecuted over a controversial rice subsidy scheme brought in during her time

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Former Thai PM Shinawatra impeached over rice subsidy scheme

Military-backed lawmakers have voted to impeach Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over a controversial rice subsidy scheme. The verdict carries

Military-backed lawmakers have voted to impeach Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over a controversial rice subsidy scheme. The verdict carries

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Thailand coup leader Prayuth sworn in as PM

Thailand’s army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha has become the country’s new prime minister. Prayuth, 60, was officially sworn in during a ceremony

Thailand’s army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha has become the country’s new prime minister. Prayuth, 60, was officially sworn in during a ceremony

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Thailand's army chief named as country's PM

Thailand’s new prime minister is the country’s coup leader, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha. The 60-year-old was the only candidate for the post and

Thailand’s new prime minister is the country’s coup leader, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha. The 60-year-old was the only candidate for the post and

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Thai junta initiates campaign to round up 'war weapons'

The Thai army has initiated a nationwide round up of what it is calling “war weapons”. These include explosives and grenade launchers, but not

The Thai army has initiated a nationwide round up of what it is calling “war weapons”. These include explosives and grenade launchers, but not

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Thai military leader says no elections until 2015

The leader of Thailand’s military coup has said no elections will take place for at least 15 months to allow time for the country to implement

The leader of Thailand’s military coup has said no elections will take place for at least 15 months to allow time for the country to implement

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Thailand: King endorses leader of military coup

Thai army head and leader of the military coup General Prayuth Chan-Ocha gave his first address to the nation on May 26 after seizing power four days

Thai army head and leader of the military coup General Prayuth Chan-Ocha gave his first address to the nation on May 26 after seizing power four days

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Thai military continues crackdown following coup

The Thai military continued its crackdown on dissidents on Saturday following Thursday’s coup. The army issued a list of 35 people including

The Thai military continued its crackdown on dissidents on Saturday following Thursday’s coup. The army issued a list of 35 people including

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Thailand: troops break-up anti-coup protest in Bangkok

There was a tense stand-off in the Thai capital Bangkok late on Friday night as anger mounted over the military’s overthrow of the country’s

There was a tense stand-off in the Thai capital Bangkok late on Friday night as anger mounted over the military’s overthrow of the country’s

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Thai army summons politicians to Bangkok

With the first night of curfew over, the Thai army has summoned ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and 100 other prominent political leaders

With the first night of curfew over, the Thai army has summoned ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and 100 other prominent political leaders

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Thailand under curfew after army stages coup

A curfew was in place in Thailand overnight after the army announced it had seized control on Thursday. The bloodless coup, which saw the

A curfew was in place in Thailand overnight after the army announced it had seized control on Thursday. The bloodless coup, which saw the

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Thai army seizes power and imposes curfew

Thailand’s army has staged a coup to oust the government and imposed a curfew following months of political unrest. It comes two days after the

Thailand’s army has staged a coup to oust the government and imposed a curfew following months of political unrest. It comes two days after the

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Thai army chief meets key political figures as martial law is imposed

A day after martial law was imposed in protest-hit Thailand, army chief, General Prayruth Chan-Ocha, is hosting talks with some of the country’s key

A day after martial law was imposed in protest-hit Thailand, army chief, General Prayruth Chan-Ocha, is hosting talks with some of the country’s key

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Thailand's army declares martial law

Thailand’s army has declared martial law, claiming it is not staging a coup but restoring order after six months of violent anti-government protests

Thailand’s army has declared martial law, claiming it is not staging a coup but restoring order after six months of violent anti-government protests

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Thai anti-government march

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the streets of Bangkok on Monday as part of their “final push” to install an unelected prime

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the streets of Bangkok on Monday as part of their “final push” to install an unelected prime